Muzzle crowning tools

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Michael Eichele, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Are there any crowning tools available than can be used by hand and not with a lathe?

    If so, what brand/type do you recommend?

    Thanks,

    M
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Dave Manson, of Manson precision reamers has a great set of crowning tools.

    They are very good even if you have a Lathe on shorter barrels and pistols that cant be placed in a Lathe.

    Check Manson's tool,s out.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    If you are crowning a brand new barrel, have a smith do it. If just touching up a crown, Brownells has a hand operated tool. I have never used it.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b23lfzpZrJ4]Muzzle crowning tool kit for military rifles, by Dave Manson - YouTube[/ame]
     
  5. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    you can probably do it with right size counterbore and right pilot, then put a chamfer with countersink, however its all in theory and I never done it without lathe....
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I have/use (have from .224 to .458) the PTG crown tool with interchangeable pilots. works very well